Districts of Syria


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The 14 governorates of Syria, or muhafazat (sing. muhafazah), of Syria are divided into sixty-one districts, or manatiq (sing. mintaqah), including the city of Damascus. The districts are further divided into 206 subdistricts, or nawahi (sing. nahiya).[1] The district bears the same name as the district capital.

Districts and subdistricts are administered by officials appointed by the governor, subject to the approval of the minister of the interior. These officials work with elected district councils to attend to assorted local needs and serve as intermediaries between central government authority and traditional local leaders, such as village chiefs, clan leaders, and councils of elders.

The districts (other than Damascus) are listed below, by governorate (with capital districts in bold text). The City of Damascus is a separate governorate but is included below with the surrounding Rif Dimashq governorate. Note that parts that used to be under the Quneitra governorate are under Israeli control since 1967 (see Golan Heights).

Contents

List of districts

Al-Hasakah Governorate

Aleppo Governorate

Ar-Raqqah Governorate

As-Suwayda Governorate

Daraa Governorate

Deir ez-Zor Governorate

Hama Governorate

Homs Governorate

Idlib Governorate

Latakia Governorate

Quneitra Governorate

Rif Dimashq

Madinah Dimashq

Tartus Governorate

See also

References

  1. ^ "Syria Description 2003" (in Arabic). Central Bureau of Statistics of Syria. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. http://web.archive.org/web/20070703170121/http://www.cbssyr.org/Description2003.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 

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